Secondary Mastery Specialists

Become a Mastery Specialist in the secondary phase

Want to become a specialist in teaching for mastery and support your own and other schools to develop teaching for mastery approaches? Join the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme. During the programme you will receive fully funded professional development from experts, have time to develop your own expertise, and then to support others.

Our diagram shows a school's journey towards mastery. Use it to determine where your school's journey starts (click/tap diagram to show a larger version with more detail of the journey).

What is involved?

  • Year One: you participate in several professional development events and focus on developing your own classroom teaching
  • Year Two: your focus is on developing teaching for mastery approaches within your own department and honing your skills in leading professional development
  • Year Three and beyond: you support key teachers in other local schools to develop a teaching for mastery approach within their own departments.

All the time, you keep in touch with other specialists across the country in online groups. You can share experiences and continue developmental conversations.

To support you in developing your role as a leader of professional development you will be enrolled in the NCETM’s PD Lead Development and Accreditation Programme during the second year of the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme.

What is the cost?

The Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

How can you find out more?

Hear from Mastery Specialists in our videos below. Find out more about mastery in our case studies. And take a look at the Mastery Specialist Programme in more detail in this diagram.

This video was produced in 2018/19. It describes the programme in more detail and lets you hear from teachers in some of the schools involved.

2021/22 Secondary Mastery Specialists Cohort 6 programme

Following the success of the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme thus far, Maths Hubs, working in conjunction with the NCETM, are now seeking applications from secondary schools that wish to nominate ‘lead teachers’ to take part in an important three-year professional development programme leading to the designation of Secondary Mastery Specialist.

In order to apply for the 2021/22 programme, you will first need to read the information document.

Once you have read it, click through to the application using the button below.

What should you do next?

Applications for this year are now closed, but get in touch with your local Maths Hub to find out about other professional development opportunities.

In the 2017 summer term, we asked some Mastery Specialists for examples of what was changing at their schools as a result of their participation in the programme. They told us about work both in their own classrooms, and with colleagues in maths departments. These short videos are the result. Each video is no more than three minutes long. 

  • Secondary

Availability

All Maths Hubs

Can I take part?

Yes - contact your local hub

Project Code

NCP21-02/03

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